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Peace-building work – your concern?

The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is the programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Development workers with the CPS support local partner organisations in all phases of conflicts: conflict prevention, violence mitigation and post-conflict rehabilitation. Working with church-related and civil-social partners in the African Great Lakes region, AGEH aims to play a part in civil conflict management through the CPS’ peace-building measures.

Organisational developer (m/f) CEJP, Bujumbura Burundi  # 3241

The CEJP (Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace) is a commission of the Conference of Bishops of Burundi. Its aim is to promote justice and peace within Christian social teaching, and it contributes to a consolidation of peace nationwide. The work of the CEJP focuses on supporting and strengthening the capacities of the Burundi dioceses and the diocesan Justice and Peace structures in the fields of peace, democratization, conflict transformation and reconciliation. The place of residence and work Bujumbura offers good living conditions and the location close to Lake Tanganyika offers attractive leisure activities. The CEJP has developed a broad portfolio of activities with which it dedicates itself to the cause of respecting human rights and reconciliation. By introducing a professionalised project management system, it aims to advance in the fields of planning, monitoring and evaluation, in order to simplify the acquisition of funds for peace-building work.

Specifically, this includes the following tasks:

• You will provide support in the optimisation of administrative processes and advise the CEJP team on professionalising its programme and project management systems.
• Together, you will develop conceptual fundraising strategies and instruments, and provide support to employees in continued training on relevant fundraising activities.
• You will support the team in developing new project applications.
• Working with the team, you will play a part in the continuation of lobbying and advocacy activities. 

Your profile:

• You have completed a university degree relevant to the field of development cooperation (political sciences, social sciences, social education, social work) and have acquired at least two years of professional experience, ideally outside of Europe.
• You have sound knowledge of organisational development as well as programme and project management.
• You have already successfully carried out training measures and consulting tasks.
• You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with the relevant players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
• You are a member of a Christian church and enjoy working within church structures.
• You speak very good French and at least good English. You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGEH offers

The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.V.) is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. For more than 50 years, we have been looking after professionals who wish to take the opportunity to work in a meaningful role in the service of local development agents.

AGEH will support you by providing:

  • Individual and thorough preparation
  • Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
  • Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual adive
  • Work within the AGEH e.V. efficacy model

We look forward to receiving your detailed application at

 Your contact person:
 Jacqueline Kallmeyer
 Telephone: +49 (0)221 8896 -271